I was fortunate enough to have a hard-hat tour of the new Chelsea Piers Connecticut sports complex, which is set to open in July. It's a super-busy construction zone with lots of banging, cutting, and welding going on everywhere you look. Once everything is in place and the paint is dry, this is going to be a very cool place. Here are some of the highlights I saw:
An Olympic-sized swimming pool...
...with a moveable bulkhead and adjustable depth at one end.
The field house, which will hold a 100-yard turf field, a track, and two basketball courts.
Eleven singles squash courts...
...and one doubles squash court.
The tennis building, which will hold seven courts.
And...wait for it...the coolest thing to hit Stamford since I started this blog...
Chelsea Piers CT will also have two NHL-sized rinks, a café, a restaurant, a daycare center and pre-school, gymnastics and cheerleading lessons and competitions, batting cages, and my other favorite feature: a trampoline room! That's right, a room where the floor and the walls are covered in trampolines!! Trampoline dodgeball alone is worth the price of membership.